The first table below looks at the demand for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 46 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.93% 0.44% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.59% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate £313 £373 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.10% +14.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+500.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
368 338 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 68.53% 74.94% 60.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 189 200
Average daily rate £330 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 39
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.09 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.10% -51.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.33 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Oxfordshire region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 2 - - 1
Bicester - - - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 5 (71.43%) CRM
1 5 (71.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) OpenUP
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Front Office
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Dynamics CRM
General
1 1 (14.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
2 6 (85.71%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) CRM Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) CRM
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) OpenUP
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow